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 #29. Ankaboot *SURAH*

In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful

1. Alif Lam Mim.

2. Do men think that they will be left alone on saying "We
believe" and that they will not be tested?

3. We did test those before them and Allah will certainly know
those who are true from those who are false

4. Do those who practice evil think that they will get the better
of us? Evil is their judgment!

5. For those whose hopes are in the meeting with Allah (in the
Hereafter let them strive); for the Term (appointed) by Allah is
surely coming: and He hears and knows (all things)

6. And if any strive (with might and main) they do so for their
own souls: for Allah is free of all needs from all creation

7. Those who believe and work righteous deeds from them shall We
blot out all evil (that may be) in them and We shall reward them
according to the best of their deeds

8. We have enjoined on man kindness to parents: but if they
(either of them) strive (to force) thee to join with Me (in
worship) anything of which thou hast no knowledge obey them not.
Ye have (all) to return to Me and I will tell you (the truth) of
all that ye did

9. And those who believe and work righteous deeds them shall We
admit to the company of the Righteous

10. Then there are among men such as say "We believe in Allah";
but when they suffer affliction in (the cause of) Allah they
treat men's oppression as if it were the Wrath of Allah! and if
help comes (to thee) from thy Lord they are sure to say "We have
(always) been with you!" Does not Allah know best all that is in
the hearts of all Creation?

11. And Allah most certainly knows those who believe and as
certainly those who are Hypocrites

12. And the Unbelievers say to those who believe: "Follow our
path and we will bear (the consequences) of your faults." Never
in the least will they bear) their faults: in fact they are

13. They will bear their own burdens and (other) burdens along
with their own and on the Day of Judgement they will be called to
account for their falsehoods

14. We (once) sent Noah to his people and he tarried among them a
thousand years less fifty: but the Deluge overwhelmed them while
they (persisted in) sin

15. But We saved him and the Companions of the Ark and We made
the (Ark) a Sign for all Peoples!

16. And (We also saved) Abraham: Behold he said to his people
"Serve Allah and fear Him: that will be best for you if ye

17. "For ye do worship idols besides Allah and ye invent
falsehood. The things that ye worship besides Allah have no power
to give you sustenance: then seek ye sustenance from Allah serve
Him and be grateful to Him: to Him will be your return

18. "And if ye reject (the Message) so did generations before
you: and the duty of the apostle is only to preach publicly (and

19. See they not how Allah originates creation then repeats it:
truly that is easy for Allah

20. Say: "Travel through the earth and see how Allah did
originate creation: so will Allah produce a later creation: for
Allah has power over all things

21. "He punishes whom He pleases and He grants mercy to whom He
pleases and towards Him are ye turned

22. "Not on earth nor in heaven will ye be able (fleeing) to
frustrate (His plan) nor have ye besides Allah any protector or

23. Those who reject the Signs of Allah and the Meeting with Him
(in the Hereafter) it is they who shall despair of My mercy: it
is they who will (suffer) a most grievous Penalty

24. So naught was the answer of (Abraham's) people except that
they said: "Slay him or burn him." But Allah did save him from
the fire: verily in this are Signs for people who believe

25. And He said: "For you ye have taken (for worship) idols
besides Allah out of mutual love and regard between yourselves in
this life; but on the Day of Judgement ye shall disown each other
and curse each other: and your abode will be the Fire and ye
shall have none to help

26. But Lut had faith in Him: he said: "I will leave home for the
sake of my Lord: for He is Exalted in Might and Wise."

27. And We gave (Abraham) Isaac and Jacob and ordained among his
progeny Prophethood and Revelation and We granted him his reward
in this life; and he was in the Hereafter (of the company) of the

28. And (remember) Lut; behold he said to his people: "Ye do
commit lewdness such as no people in Creation (ever) committed
before you

29. "Do ye indeed approach men and cut off the highway? And
practice wickedness (even) in your councils?" But his people
gave no answer but this: they said: "Bring us the Wrath of Allah
if thou tellest the truth."

30. He said: "O my Lord! Help Thou me against people who do

31. When Our Messengers came to Abraham with the good news they
said: "We are indeed going to destroy the people of this
township: for truly they are (addicted to) crime."

32. He said: "But there is Lut there." They said: "Well do we
know who is there: we will certainly save him and his following
except his wife: she is of those who lag behind!"

33. And when Our Messengers came to Lut he was grieved on their
account and felt himself powerless (to protect) them: but they
said "Fear thou not nor grieve: we are (here) to save thee and
thy following except thy wife: she is of those who lag behind

34. "For we are going to bring down on the people of this
township a Punishment from heaven because they have been wickedly

35. And We have left thereof an evident Sign for any people who
(care to) understand

36. To the Madyan (people) (We sent) their brother Shu`aib. Then
he said: "O my people! serve Allah and fear the Last Day: nor
commit evil on the earth with intent to do mischief."

37. But they rejected him: then the mighty Blast seized them and
they lay prostrate in their homes by the morning

38. Remember also the `Ad and the Thamud (people): clearly will
appear to you from (the traces) of their buildings (their fate):
the Evil One made their deeds alluring to them and kept them back
from the Path though they were gifted with Intelligence and Skill

39. (Remember also) Qarun Pharaoh and Haman: there came to them
Moses with Clear Signs but they behaved with insolence on the
earth; yet they could not overreach (Us)

40. Each one of them We seized for his crime: of them against
some We sent a violent tornado (with showers of stones); some
were caught by a (mighty) Blast; some We caused the earth to
swallow up; and some We drowned (in the waters): it was not Allah
Who injured (or oppressed) them: they injured (and oppressed)
their own souls

41. The parable of those who take protectors other than Allah is
that of the Spider who builds (to itself) a house; but truly the
flimsiest of houses is the Spider's house if they but knew

42. Verily Allah doth know of (everything) whatever that they
call upon besides Him: and He is Exalted (in power) Wise

43. And such are the Parables We set for mankind but only those
understand them who have Knowledge

44. Allah created the heavens and the earth in true
(proportions): verily in that is a Sign for those who believe

45. Recite what is sent of the Book by inspiration to thee and
establish Regular Prayer: for Prayer restrains from shameful and
unjust deeds; and remembrance of Allah is the greatest (thing in
life) without doubt. And Allah knows the (deeds) that ye do

46. And dispute ye not with the People of the Book except with
means better (than mere disputation) unless it be with those of
them who inflict wrong (and injury): but say "We believe in the
Revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down
to you; Our Allah and your Allah is one; and it is to Him we bow
(in Islam)."

47. And thus (it is) that We have sent down the Book to thee. So
the People of the Book believe therein as also do some of these
(pagan Arabs): and none but Unbelievers reject Our Signs

48. And thou wast not (able) to recite a Book before this (Book
came) nor art thou (able) to transcribe it with thy right hand:
in that case indeed would the talkers of vanities have doubted

49. Nay here are Signs self-evident in the hearts of those
endowed with knowledge: and none but the unjust reject Our Signs

50. Yet they say: "Why are not Signs sent down to him from his
Lord?" Say: "The Signs are indeed with Allah: and I am indeed a
clear Warner."

51. And is it not enough for them that We have sent down to thee
the Book which is rehearsed to them? Verily in it is Mercy and
Reminder to those who believe

52. Say: "Enough is Allah for a Witness between me and you: He
knows what is in the heavens and on earth. And it is those who
believe in vanities and reject Allah that will perish (in the

53. They ask thee to hasten on the Punishment (for them): had it
not been for a term (of respite) appointed the Punishment would
certainly have come to them: and it will certainly reach them of
a sudden while they perceive not!

54. They ask thee to hasten on the Punishment but of a surety
Hell will encompass the rejecters of Faith!

55. On the Day that the Punishment shall cover them from above
them and from below them and (a Voice) shall say: "Taste ye (the
fruits) of your deeds!"

56. O My servants who believe! truly spacious is My Earth:
therefore serve ye Me (and Me alone)!

57. Every soul shall have a taste of death: in the end to Us
shall ye be brought back

58. But those who believe and work deeds of righteousness to them
shall We give a Home in Heaven lofty mansions beneath which flow
rivers to dwell therein for aye; an excellent reward for those
who do (good)!

59. Those who persevere in patience and put their trust in their
Lord and Cherisher

60. How many are the creatures that carry not their own
sustenance? It is Allah Who feeds (both) them and you: for He
hears and knows (all things)

61. If indeed thou ask them who has created the heavens and the
earth and subjected the sun and the moon (to His Law); they will
certainly reply "Allah." How are they then deluded away (from the

62. Allah enlarges the sustenance (which He gives) to whichever
of His servants He pleases; and He (similarly) grants by (strict)
measure (as He pleases): for Allah has full knowledge of all

63. And if indeed thou ask them who it is that sends down rain
from the sky and gives life therewith to the earth after its
death they will certainly reply "Allah!" Say "Praise be to
Allah!" But most of them understand not

64. What is the life of this world but amusement and play? But
verily the Home in the Hereafter that is life indeed if they but

65. Now if they embark on a boat they call on Allah making their
devotion sincerely (and exclusively) to Him; but when He had
delivered them safely to (dry) land Behold they give a share (of
their worship to others)!

66. Disdaining ungratefully Our gifts and giving themselves up to
(worldly) enjoyment! But soon will they know

67. Do they not then see that We have made a Sanctuary secure and
that men are being snatched away from all around them? Then do
they believe in that which is vain and reject the Grace of Allah?

68. And who does more wrong than he who invents a lie against
Allah or rejects the Truth when it reaches Him? Is there not a
home in Hell for those who reject Faith?

69. And those who strive in Our (Cause) We will certainly guide
them to Our Paths: for verily Allah is with those who do right.